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in the room. complete gavel-to-gavel coverage of the u.s. house as a public house of -- as a public service of private industry. we are c-span. now, you can watch us in hd. of first ladies begins. tonight, we have an encore of the final program about ida mckinley. william mckinley. >> the story of ida mckinley can be told through an exploration between her husband william mckinley. they spent 30 years together which brought them happiness early on. it changed their life into illness and devotion to shape the presidency at the turn of the new century. joining us tonight to tell the story of ida mckinley are two guests returning to the table, richard norton smith and carl anthony. we are going to start our program with film. this is the first time that a president and first lady have been captured on film in the the united states. this rare footage is mr. and mrs. mckinley coming on stage in 1901. that date is significant because the next day the president would be shot by an assassin's bullets. what was it about this exhibition that attracted the president to want to go? >> it was a world th
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